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David Alston's Slaves & Highlanders

Sharing my research on Highland Scots and the slave plantations of Guyana

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Watch live - a film inspired by my research

Scotsman Tuesday, 24th November 2020: Joyce Macmillan writes:

Blas Festival of Gaelic music and culture – taking place online this week, until 30 November – also chose this week to release their film Eliza, a fascinating meditation by Angus Macleod on the life of Eliza Junor, the daughter of a Scottish plantation owner in Guyana and one of his black slaves, who was brought to the Black Isle with her younger brother in 1816, to receive the education their father thought they deserved . . . A beautiful central performance by Edinburgh-based student Tawana Maramba, accompanied by Gaelic song from Eilidh Mackenzie and Ellen Macdonald, makes this another memorable story about the experience of being black in Scotland; as we begin the long process of understanding a part of our history suppressed and neglected for so long.

 


Building on Slavery - Self-guided walks in Inverness and Cromarty

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Click here for Cromarty Walk


Listen on iPlayer

BBC Alba: Eorpa 12 November 2020

How should the history and legacy of slavery be marked in the Highlands?

Includes interview with David Alston

 

 

 



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